Women Working

During WorldWar1- Essence Briggs

Women taking over mans work

Immediately after the start of the war many women became unemployed from their servant work and were forced to work doing heavy labor jobs to make ends meat while their husbands were at war.

Mid-way into the war the became proudly welcomed into the workforce, though many concerns arose, concerns on sexist remarks towards women in the workplace and the worry that woman's willingness to work for lower wages would put them out of work.

The government make work easier for women that were unskilled in certain types of factory work to improve efficiency.

Personal feelings

World War one gave women a chance to prove that they could handle heavy labor and should be given a chance to be able to do the same work a man can do. They proved very well that they were capable of doing jobs that many people thought impossible for them.

Opposing feelings

Others may believe that women working in a factory with heavy labor can be fairly dangerous and may lead to serious injury if the work isn't handled by someone with particular skill in the certain job. they may also believe that they should stay home and care for the children and cook meals and leave all the dangerous work to the males that weren't drafted.

Women working in the first world war

The role of women in the First World War

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